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Gulbenkian’s ARTY31 group is for young people aged 8-12 with a wide variety of arts interests.

We get the chance to:

– See shows at Gulbenkian for free

– Meet professional artists, technicians and practitioners

– Participate in Q&A sessions with visiting companies

– Create and develop ideas for our own new and exciting art activity in Kent.

– Learn Front of House, Social Media and Event Management skills at events and festivals

– Take part in workshops and sessions based on art forms such as sound & lighting, poetry & spoken word and film

These sessions are FREE.

***We are in the midst of reviewing this group in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic and our new placement with the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries at the University of Kent. We hope to announce soon when sessions will recommence.***

For more information please email

Funded by ART31 KENTAbout | ART31 Kent
ART31KENT is a youth leadership project funded through Gulbenkian’s NPO status, granted by Arts Council England, in addition to funding from Kent County Council.

ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.  

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"The opportunities the Gulbenkian is providing are amazing. The children are being exposed to different careers they might like to consider in the future and the events they attend and participate in are always thoroughly engaging. We are really loving the opportunities that the Gulbenkian is providing the children, and hope they do continue." Sammy, Primary School Teacher
"Thank you for your support in ARTY31. Yo enjoyed everything in ARTY31 and has gained much confidence!" ARTY31 Parent
"My daughter loves to be part of ARTy31 and she very, very much enjoys being there. Thank you so much for allowing her to take part." ARTY31 Parent

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ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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